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Manga in Minutes: Catchup Corner

Welcome to this weeks Manga in Minutes! As mentioned back in January, I’ll be playing around with some ideas and formats for the column over the coming year, and this week is one of those ideas! Every now and then, instead of a single weekly review, I’ll be posting multiple short reviews instead. But first, some news…

On to the first Catchup Corner, featuring Fairy Tail, Vols. 33 + 34, Knights of Sidonia, Vols. 3 + 4 and Trigun Maximum, Vol. 2!
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What I bought – March 2014 selections

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On the narrow Augesd dam where for so many years the old miller had been accustomed to sit in his tasseled cap peacefully angling, while his grandson, with shirt sleeves rolled up, handled the floundering silvery fish in the watering can, on that dam over which for so many years Moravians in shaggy caps and blue jackets had peacefully driven their two-horse carts loaded with wheat and had returned dusty with flour whitening their carts – on that narrow dam amid the wagons and the cannon, under the horses’ hoofs and between the wagon wheels, men disfigured by fear of death now crowded together, crushing one another, dying, stepping over the dying and killing on another, only to move on a few steps and be killed themselves in the same way. (Leo Tolstoy, from War and Peace)
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Flippin’ through Previews – April 2014

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Drooling Superman! Everyone loves Drooling Superman! Luckily, he shows up in Previews #307, which also has comics in it!
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Year of the Artist, Day 83: Jill Thompson, Part 5 – Beasts of Burden #1

02-28-2014 04;26;59PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jill Thompson, and the issue is Beasts of Burden #1, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated September 2009. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 69: Matt Wagner, Part 5 – Grendel: Behold the Devil #2

02-09-2014 02;45;05PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Matt Wagner, and the issue is Grendel: Behold the Devil #2, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated December 2007. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 67: Matt Wagner, Part 3 – The Terminator One-Shot

02-08-2014 04;34;03PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Matt Wagner, and the issue is The Terminator One-Shot, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated July 1991. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 65: Matt Wagner, Part 1 – Comico Primer #2

02-06-2014 03;17;33PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Matt Wagner, and the story is “Grendel” from Comico Primer #2, which was published by Comico and is cover dated 1982. These scans are from Grendel Archives, which was published by Dark Horse in 2007. Enjoy!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for February 2014

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“In war we’re tough and able / Quite indefatigable / Between our quests we sequin vests and impersonate Clark Gable”
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Flippin’ through Previews – March 2014

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Strap on the feedbag, people, ’cause we’ll be here all night!
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Year of the Artist, Day 59: Francesco Francavilla, Part 5 – The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1

01-27-2014 04;38;37PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Francesco Francavilla, and the issue is The Black Beetle: No Way Out #1, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated January 2013. Enjoy!
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What I bought – 26 February 2014

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“Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love’s triangles.” (Oscar Wilde, from The Picture of Dorian Gray)
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What I bought – 19 February 2014

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That cloud of falling golden hair, that vivacious green, those trembling shadows, that shy, delighted, self-surprised face … if her God was watching, He must have wished Himself the Fallen One that night. (John Fowles, from The French Lieutenant’s Woman)
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What I bought – 12 February 2014

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“I wish life was like banking,” I said. “I don’t mean it’s straightforward. Some of it’s incredibly complicated. But you can understand it in the end, if you try hard enough. Or there’s someone, somewhere, who understands it, even if only afterward, after it’s too late. The trouble with life, it seems to me, is that it can turn out to be too late and you still haven’t understood it.” (Julian Barnes, from Talking It Over)
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What I bought – 5 February 2014

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“Well, I don’t really know how it feels, because I was so upset over it, but basically it feels like you’ve just tried to kill yourself. Until you almost kill a person you don’t really understand what it’s like to be a human being, how quickly and easily you can die yourself. Up to that point, I pictured life as something that gradually leads to death. And death was a process, something that happened over a period of time, eventually. Now I know that death is a halt. It just happens, suddenly. Life ends. Life just stops, and even if you’re ninety, it still happens right in the middle of your life.” (Jeremy Leven, from Creator)
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Flippin’ through Previews – February 2014

I wonder if a certain wall-crawler is coming back soon? If only Previews #305 could let us know!
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